Birendra Lakra is one of the greatest Indian hockey players of all time. The Indian legend represented his nation in the 2012 Tokyo Olympics. Recently the Indian defender retired from the hockey world, at the age of 31. Check out the player’s greatest achievements Birendra Lakra gained in his career.
Won the Hockey Indian League two times with Ranchi
Fifth in this list of biggest achievements of Birendra Lakra comes the winning the Hockey Indian League (HIL) two times in Ranchi. The first victory came in 2013, and the second one came in 2015, Lakra represented his team on both occasions.
Securing the Silver medal in the Hockey Championship Trophy of 2018
One of the biggest achievements of Birendra Lakra is that he won the 2018 Men’s Champions Trophy with his national team. In that match, India locked horns with Australia and after a tough fight, the game went to a penalty shootout. India eventually lost to their opposition by a score of 3-1.
Securing a Gold and a Bronze at Asian Games
Another great accomplishment of Birendra Lakra is winning a gold and a bronze medal with the Indian National team in 2014 and 2018 respectively. In 2014, they moved to South Korea, where they defeated Pakistan in the final and won a gold medal at the Asian Games for the third time. Next time, in 2018 they defeated Pakistan once again in a bronze medal match to secure the third position.
Silver Medal in Commonwealth Games
The second greatest achievement of Birendra Lakra in his hockey career is winning a silver medal in Commonwealth Games with the Indian national team. They got a defeat against Australia in the final but still team India proved why they are one of the greatest in the Hockey world under the captaincy of Birendra Lakra.
Bronze Medal at the Tokyo Olympics
The greatest achievement of Birendra Lakra is winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. After so many years of struggle, he was finally successful to accomplish his long-standing dream of winning a medal in the Olympic Games. They got a defeat to Belgium in the semis but defeated Germany in the bronze medal match to emerge victoriously over Germany.